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Alonso Building, 510-514 East Saint Charles Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
510-514 East Saint Charles Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3270
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-92).
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The Alonso Building is an interesting example of a brick, two-story, corner commercial structure in Brownsville. Built around 1890, it still retains its two-story gallery which creates a covered walkway along its street facades. The original owner was Manuel Alonso who sold fine food items from this location.

Related Names
Alonso, Manuel


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 REAR VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHEAST FACADE, VIEW FROM EAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM EAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTH.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 REAR RESIDENCE ON PATIO VIEW FROM SOUTH.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM NORTH.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 CORNICE AND BALCONY.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BALCONY CAST-IRON RAILING DETAIL.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 MAIN ENTRANCE, ST. CHARLES STREET.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 STORE DISPLAY WINDOW.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BEAMED CEILING DETAIL.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SALES AREA, BRIDE SHOP.


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